Siri Vik: Save For Later
Sun, Nov 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
...I have been circling for thousands of years, and I still don't know if I am a falcon, or a storm, or a great song.” -- Rainer Maria Rilke
My projects in partnership with The Shedd have nearly all been built upon a theme, a narrative arc -- whether that be a kind of retrospective biography or, around a central idea. There's a beautiful structure and grounding to this approach. I like the sense of story of my past Shedd shows. I got curious, nevertheless, about how it would feel to perform a set of music not tethered to a set narrative. How about performing music that I love but that for whatever reason remain un-sung, and in a file folder in my piano bench, marked “for future.”
That is essentially this May's show, Save For Later. Our set list is a high contrast mix of old, dear favorites and not-so-guilty pleasures. Opera, art song, gospel, blues, Broadway, jazz, Weill & Brecht, French chanson, Brazilian, Spanish, movie soundtracks of my youth, and classic and contemporary pop. At first glance, it’s a crazy funhouse collection from the ridiculous to the, if I daresay, sublime.
Most sublime for me, has been to discover connections and similarities amid the contrast. Old music, old forms and ideas reverberate into today. The world we inhabit now, finds its reflection in the past. We do circle back in ways -- even as our present current now world seems to careen so far from old tethers... turning, turning, in the widening gyre. That thread between old song and new, is my mysterious comfort and nerdy thrill.
This music has edges, and sometimes heady things to say, to be sure. But a lot of joy, and fun, wackiness and quirk. I’m really excited.
Event Personnel
Siri Vik, artistic director, vocals
Scenes & Musical Numbers
 Comin' Home Baby
Words by Bob Dorough - Music by Ben Tucker
Words by Jerry Leiber - Music by Mike Stoller - First recorded by LaVern Baker
 The Rhythm Of Life
(1966) Sweet Charity
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Cy Coleman
 La mamma morta
(1898) Andrea Chénier
Words by Luigi Illica - Music by Umberto Giordano
 Le veau d'or
(1859) Faust
Words by Michel Carré, Jules Barbier - Music by Charles Gounod
 Seeräuber-Jenny (Pirate Jenny)
(1928) Die Dreigroschenoper
Words by Bertolt Brecht - Music by Kurt Weill
 Nanna's Lied
(1933) Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Words by Bertolt Brecht - Music by Kurt Weill
 Step Right Up
(1976) Small Change
 Is That All There Is?
Words by Jerry Leiber - Music by Mike Stoller
 The Passenger
(1977) Lust For Life
Words by Iggy Pop - Music by Ricky Gardiner
 He Needs Me
(1980) Popeye
Words & music by Harry Nilsson
 The Ladies Who Lunch
(1970) Company
Words & music by Stephen Sondheim
 Burn The Witch
Words & music by Radiohead
(2001) Mulholland Drive
Words & music by Joe Melson, Roy Orbison - First recorded by Rebekah Del Rio
translation of Crying
 Retrato Em Branco E Preto
Words by Chico Buarque - Music by Antônio Carlos Jobim
(1968) J'arrive
Words by Jacques Brel - Music by Gérard Jouannest
(2019) All Mirrors
Words & music by Angel Olsen
 I'm Alive
(1980) Xanadu
Words & music by Jeff Lynne
(1980) Xanadu
Words & music by Jeff Lynne
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Iggy Pop, 1947-
Radiohead, -
LaVern Baker, 1929-1997
Jules Barbier, 1825-1901
Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956
Jacques Brel, 1929-1978
Chico Buarque, 1944-
Michel Carré, 1821-1872
Cy Coleman, 1929-2004
Rebekah Del Rio, 1967-
Bob Dorough, 1923-2018
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Ricky Gardiner, 1948-
Umberto Giordano, 1867-1948
Charles Gounod, 1818-1893
Luigi Illica, 1857-1919
Antônio Carlos Jobim, 1927-1994
Gérard Jouannest, 1933-2018
Jerry Leiber, 1933-
Jeff Lynne, 1947-
Joe Melson, 1935-
Harry Nilsson, 1941-1994
Angel Olsen, 1967-
Roy Orbison, 1936-1988
Stephen Sondheim, 1930-
Mike Stoller, 1933-
Ben Tucker, 1930-2013
Tom Waits, 1949-
Kurt Weill, 1900-1950
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Sunday Nov 8
3:00 pmSiri Vik: Save For Later
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Ticket/Venue Info
Siri Vik: Save For Later Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
A28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
B24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  12.00 
C18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
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